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The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus: An International Perspective

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus: An International Perspective

Jean Marie Ekoé (Editor), Paul Zimmet (Editor), Rhys Williams (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85199-9

Jul 2003

454 pages

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$292.99

Description

This book focuses on the geographical aspects of the epidemiology of diabetes. It examines such diverse populations throughout the world, including American Indians, Latin America, Africa, China, Japan, and the Middle East. The authors also provide a thorough examination of the economic costs of the disease.
About the Editors.

Contributors.

Foreword (G. Alberti).

Acknowledgements.

Introduction (J-M Ekoé et al)

PART I: DEFINITIONS AND EVIDENCE FOR PREVENTION

The Clinical Syndrome and the Biochemical Definition (J-M Ekoé and P. Zimmet)

Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Classification (J-M Ekoé and P Zimmet)

Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (J.S. Skyler et al)

Epdiemiology, Evidence for Prevention: Type 2 Diabetes (P Zimmet et al)

Methodology for Physical Activity Assessment (E.W. Gregg and A.M. Kriska)

PART II: CAUCASIAN POPULATIONS

Ascertainment, Prevalence, Incidence and Temporal Trends (R. Williams)

Type 1 Diabetes: Global Epidemiology (M. Karvonen et al)

Type 1 Diabetes: Prediction Based on the Genetic-Epidemiological Facts in the 90s (A. Green and K.O. Kyvik)

Type 1 Diabetes: Atypcial Diabetes in Young People Across The World (R.B. Lipton)

Type 2 Diabetes: Aetiology and Environmental Factors (J. Mann and M. Toeller)

Type 2 Diabetes: Genetic Factors (G. Velho and P. Froguel)

PART III: NON-CAUCASIAN POPULATIONS

Non-Caucasian North American Populations: African Americans (M.A. Banerji and H. Lebovitz)

Non-Caucasian North American Populations: Native Americans (K.M. Venkat Narayan et al)

Mexico (I. Lerman-Garber et al)

Latin America (L.J. Franco and S.R.G. Ferreira)

The Middle East (H. King et al)

Africa (A-A. Motala et al)

South East Asia (A. Ramachandran et al)

Pacific Island Populations (D.J. McCarty and P. Zimmet)

China (P.H. Bennett et al)

Japan (N. Tajima et al)

PART IV: ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS AND COMPLICATIONS

Malnutrition-related Diabetes Mellitus: Myth or Reality? (J-M. Ekoé and J. Shipp)

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity (A.M. Hodge et al)

Epidemiology of the Insulin Resistance Syndrome (B. Balkau and E. Eschwège)

Long-term Complications: Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease (E. Barrett-Connor and K. Pyörälä )

Long-term Complications: Diabetes, Stroke and Lower Extremity Arterial Disease (E. Barrett-Connor and K. Pyörälä )

Long-term Complications: Diabetic Neuropathy (A.J.M. Boulton)

Long-term Complications: Diabetic Nephropathy (K. Borch-Johnsen)

Long-term Complications: Diabetic Retinopathy (C.A. McCarty et al)

Diabetes Mortality (T.A. Welborn)

PART V: IMPLICATIONS

Economic Costs (T.J. Songer)

Diabetes Field Surveys: Theory and Practical Aspects (G.K. Dowse)

The United KIngdom Prospective Diabetes Study: An Epidemiological Perspective (P. Zimmet et al)

Index

"One hopes that this is just the first edition of what will become the definitive textbook in the field." (British Medical Journal, 6 April 2002) 

"...an extremely welcome, timely and important compilation..." (Diabetes / Metabolism, July/August 2002)

"...a welcome and innovative addition to the lamentable few texts available on the subject..." (Int Jnl of Epidemiology, Vol.31, No.4, 2002)

"...Let us hope that this book will contribute to change our attitude..." (Acta Cardiologica, October 2002)

"...This book provides an excellet update on aetiological aspects in Type 1 as well as Type 2 diabetes .... the editors have done a very good job." (Diabetologia, January 2003)

"...a good primer for clinicians and researchers..." (TRENDS in Endocrinology and Metabolism)